Reckless Taxi Driver Disregards Rules of the Road – Leaves All Passengers Injured

Vision Tactical Media

On Thursday morning, a fully loaded taxi drove head on in to a tree along West Street in Houghton endangering the lives of the passengers on board and other drivers on the road.

It’s understood that the taxi driver was trying to overtake a vehicle and as he moved in to the oncoming traffic lane a vehicle started to approach around the bend.

The driver then tried to avoid the vehicle and hit a tree head on at full speed, causing serious injuries to almost all of his passengers including a baby who was found shoved underneath a seat.

Various emergency service officials attended to the scene, assessed and treated patients for their injuries and transported them to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

The Johannesburg Emergency Services Fire Department were also called to the scene to remove a passenger with the Jaws of Life.


Back in February this year, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) operations officers arrested a taxi driver for driving into oncoming traffic on Kelvin Drive and Stiglingh Road in Morningside.

JMPD Chief David Tembe said Twitter that the driver will be charged with reckless and negligent driving.

It however seems that fines and charges are not deterring taxi drivers from driving recklessly, while also being an intimidating force on the roads towards fellow motorists, they drive as if the road belongs to them…

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